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Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Monterey County Fair & Event Center 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
Jul 16 - 17 2022
  • Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: tbd
  • Description:

    Don’t miss the 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival ( that will be held at the beautiful Monterey County Fair & Event Center on Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th, 2022. Put on your kilt, bring your family and friends, and visit the mystical lands of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England… without leaving the Monterey Peninsula. Festival-goers will enjoy the pageantry of a wide array of Celtic music and dancing, competitions, tastings and demonstrations in the Scottish tradition.
    At a Glance

    Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th, 2022. Gates are open from 9 am – 5 pm. Festival activities will be held from 11 am – 5 pm.
    A detailed daily schedule will be posted on

    This very popular Celtic celebration for all ages brings the music, dance, food and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands on parade, including many award-winning California-based pipe bands that compete at the Games.

    It features talented Highland dancers, special entertainers including Festival favorite, Seamus Kennedy, athletes, clans, kids’ games, whisky tasting, a beer garden, delicious international food, great crafts, sheepdog herding and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, the Festival features a drum major competition, Highland dancing, and heavy athletic competitions. The Festival is a celebration full of demonstrations, performance and musical entertainment related to many aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Dozens of kilted athletes, bagpipers and dancers will be back in Monterey entertaining Festival-goers who will enjoy experiencing and learning more about the fascinating Celtic culture.

    The Festival also presents living history historical re-enactment portraying life in 16th century Scotland. Performers will entertain and educate you though the medium of living history. On site again with outstanding demonstrations and lavish costumes and displays will be the St. Andrews Society featuring Mary Queen of Scots and her court, Clan Galbraith, and the Sjórvaldar Vikings who preserve the history of the Viking era.
    Tickets: Advance discount presale Monterey Scottish Festival tickets will be available at in April , 2022.

    For over 53 years, the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Association has supported our mission of bringing our community together to experience the rich and multi-faceted Celtic culture, values and history. The Association is a group of community leaders strengthening the social fabric of our community through educational events, philanthropic activities and the growth of the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival. As a non-profit 501(C)(3) (EIN): 84-4620781, donations are critical to the continuation and success of the association. Contact us by email to currently make a donation.

    Here’s a quick glimpse of a past festival:

    For more information: or email
    For media inquiries, call (831) 633-4444 or email Tickets will be available for purchase beginning April 4, 2022. 




2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

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